Janice Sued Agresti


Recent Publication:

New York Is First State to Offer Employees Paid Prenatal Personal Leave

Janice Agresti discusses New York State's new requirement that private employers offer their employees a paid prenatal personal leave entitlement.

Janice represents employers in high-stakes matters and high-profile employment litigation, including trade secrets and employee mobility litigation; defending against race, sex, age, and national origin discrimination claims; and defending against whistleblower and retaliation claims.

Janice has experience advising and counseling clients on many employment matters – including advising on compliance with federal, state, and local law, advising on, and drafting, non-competes and restrictive covenants, advising on employment issues during due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, advising on WARN considerations, conducting workplace investigations, and defending ADA Title III cases.

Prior to joining the firm, Janice was an associate at an AMLAW 50 firm in New York and New Jersey focusing on employment matters. Janice’s prior experience includes a secondment with a Fortune 250 financial services firm in New York City and third-chairing a jury trial to a defense verdict in New Jersey state court.

Janice was also a judicial intern for the Honorable David R. Strawbridge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and for the Honorable Garrett D. Page, Court of Common Pleas, 38th District, Pennsylvania.

Janice earned her bachelor’s degree with a double major in history and secondary education, magna cum laude, from Queens College of the City University of New York. Janice earned her master’s degree in adolescent education from Queens College of the City University of New York, and was named a Taft Fellow during the course of her master’s studies. Before practicing law, Janice was a high school teacher in New York City and Philadelphia.

Janice earned her law degree from Temple University, Beasley School of Law, with a certificate in trial advocacy and litigation. She was a staff editor of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal and a board member for the School Discipline Advocacy Service and Latin American Law Students Association.  

Janice is active in the legal community and is a member of the National Employment Law Council, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Dominican Bar Association, and the New York City Bar Association. She served on the planning committee for the 2024 NELC Annual Conference. Janice is fluent in Spanish.




7 Things to Include in a Workplace Generative AI Policy

November 13, 2023

Janice Sued Agresti and Erin Bolan Hines were quoted in an HRDive article discussing items that human resource professionals should include in an employer’s generative AI policy.

Super Lawyers Recognizes 27 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

September 22, 2023

Thirteen attorneys were recognized as Super Lawyers and 14 were named “Rising Stars.”

How to Create the Best ChatGPT Policies

April 27, 2023

John Carrigan, Jr. and Janice Sued Agresti spoke with SHRM about the impact of ChatGPT in the workplace.

Janice Sued Agresti Named to Labor Power Players

March 14, 2023

Janice Sued Agresti, an associate in Cozen O'Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, has been named a 2023 Labor Power Player by Politics NY.

Cozen O’Connor Represents Leger in Purchase of 360 Market Reach, Its First U.S. Acquisition

November 22, 2022

Cozen O’Connor represented Leger, the largest Canadian-owned market research and analytics company, in its acquisition of 360 Market Reach, an American market research company based in New York City.

21 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 03, 2022

Super Lawyers has named 21 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.


New York Is First State to Offer Employees Paid Prenatal Personal Leave

May 14, 2024

Janice Agresti discusses New York State's new requirement that private employers offer their employees a paid prenatal personal leave entitlement.

FTC Issues Final Rule Banning Employee Non-Compete Agreements [Alert]

April 25, 2024

The FTC has issued a Final Rule banning all new noncompete agreements for workers, including senior executives, effective 120 days after publication in the Federal Register.

New York Assembly Passes Bill to Ban Non-Competes [Alert]

June 22, 2023

On June 20, 2023, the New York State Assembly passed S3100A (Ryan)/A1278B (Joyner) on non-compete agreements and certain restrictive covenants.

Non-Competes: The NLRB Has Entered The Chat [Alert]

June 09, 2023

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a memorandum that could make it more difficult for employers to enforce non-compete agreements.

Will Pay Transparency Laws Level the Playing Field? [Alert]

January 10, 2023

The new pay transparency laws across the country may point to a cultural shift underway toward an expectation of transparency and a desire to reduce the pay gap.

FTC Proposes Rule to Ban or Limit Non-Compete Agreements [Alert]

January 09, 2023

President Biden's Executive Order in July 2021 encouraged the FTC to ban or limit non-compete agreements. The FTC proposed the ban on January 5, 2023.

What’s New in Workplace Safety, Pay Equity, and Job Classification [Bloomberg Law]

January 03, 2023

John Ho and Janice Sued Agresti highlight what employers can expect in the year ahead from OSHA and the Department of Labor on workplace safety, pay equity, and employee classification.

Can Pay Transparency Shatter the Glass Ceiling? [Daily Journal]

October 12, 2022

Elena Hillman, Jake Rubinstein, and Janice Agresti authored an article on what pay transparency could mean for states.

A Fast Food Employer’s Guide to NYC’s Recently Upheld Wrongful Discharge Law [Alert]

March 01, 2022

Janice Agresti discusses the U.S. District Court of Southern New York's ruling that the Wrongful Discharge Law is constitutional because it minimally burdens interstate commerce.

Tax Abatement Crunch Time: When Must Coops and Condos Pay Their Employees Prevailing Wages? [Alert]

February 04, 2022

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss Section 467-a of the Real Property Tax Law and the prevailing wage affidavit condo and coop boards must submit to qualify for the tax abatement.

NYC Implements Wide-Ranging Pandemic Restrictions, Including Private Sector Vaccine Mandate [Alert}

December 09, 2021

John Ho, Janice Agresti, and Jim Sullivan discuss Mayor de Blasio's expansion to the “Key to New York City” program.

COVID-19 Vaccination: The EEOC’s Long-Awaited Religious Exemption Guidance [Alert]

October 27, 2021

Janice Agresti discusses the EEOC's guidance for employers when an employee requests a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Pay Equity: 2023 Update

April 20, 2023 - Webinar

Pay Equity: Legislation and Litigation

April 07, 2022 - Webinar

Latest Update on OSHA Vaccination Mandate

November 18, 2021 - Webinar


  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 2017
  • Queens College of the City University of New York, M.S., 2010
  • Queens College of the City University of New York, B.A., magna cum laude, 2008

Awards & Honors

Selected to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2019-2023 lists. This award is conferred by Super Lawyers. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Labor Power Players 2023

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania

National Employment Law Council, Academy Fellow (2019, 2020) and Member

National Bar Association, Latina Commission’s Latina Leadership Academy (2019) and Member

Dominican Bar Association, Youth Outreach Committee Chair, Law Student Committee Chair (2021) and Member

New York City Bar Association, Associate Leadership Institute Fellow (2021), Trade Secrets Committee Member (2020-2023), Labor and Employment Committee Secretary (2021-2022)